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Book review: Sphinx

Name of the book: SPHINX
Author: ROBIN COOK
Summary of the book:
The sphinx is an extremely thrilling novel about Egyptian black market of ancient artifacts. The author has included story about tombs and the curse of Tutenkhamen with Seti I there is a treasure which could be opened by solving a puzzle about the tomb. The main character is Erica Baron who is an Egyptologist and has come to Egypt to study about the tombs. On the very first day she is witness to a murder of an old man who showed her the statue of “The Pharaoh Seti I”. From there onwards she is being dragged into many problems of black market in Egypt and slowly she starts to uncover a huge mystery of the pyramid. It’s a complete novel dealing with the black market and tombs. The writer has taken special efforts to make the novel dramatic in many scenes and there is a part where Erica is shut in cave and left to die of starvation. But she amazingly escapes from it. It’s a great book to read about Egypt.
Book review by: Arvind P.G., Class IX A
Submitted on: 29.10.10

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